Journal #1, Socialization: Drawing from Chapter 4 and the PowerPoint Lecture on Ch. 4, define socialization and define agents of socialization. Drawing from Chapter 9 discuss how your GENDER socialization process has been shaped by your family, school, religion, and/or media (choose 2; make sure to offer specific examples of how 2 of these agents of socialization have shaped your gender identity and expression – see chapter 9 for definitions of gender identity and gender expression)? Discuss which agent of socialization you feel has been the most influential in shaping you as a young adult/adult.
Journal #2, Theory and Coronavirus: Drawing from a chapter you would like. discuss the major tenets of functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interactionism. Discuss which theory you find the most helpful in understanding the spread of the Coronavirus and our society’s response to the virus.
*Hint: Chapter 1 provides an overview of the three theories. Also, in most chapters, there are examples of how the theories are applied to various social issues.
Journal #3, Race-Ethnicity and Coronavirus: Drawing from Chapter 8, Chapter 14, AND a newspaper article* of your choice discuss how racial-ethnic inequality is shaping the spread of the Coronavirus itself (i.e., the epidemiology of the virus – look up epidemiology in our textbook and/or the dictionary) in the U.S. You may focus on a specific U.S. city or state or the entire U.S. The newspaper article must be from a credible source like the Los Angeles Times, or the New York Times. Fox. CNN. etc.